Airfix Model World - May 2019

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There’s a maritime and aviation theme to this month’s photographic gem, depicting a Blackburn Shark and Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson.

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Intermediate Build – Dunkirk Duellist
Jen Wright examines Tamiya’s newly-tooled 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I and finishes it as a well-known 19 Squadron airframe.

Out and About – Southwest Tank Fest
Combining full-size exhibits and a wealth of modelling inspiration, Bovington’s Tank Museum hosted its two-day springtime event, as Dave Oliver discovered.

Basic Build – Great War Workhorse
Copper State Models’ newly-tooled 1/35 Lanchester armoured car receives the Mike Grant treatment, being finished as a war-weary Royal Navy machine.

In Focus – Celestial Educator
Mark Attrill describes the export successes of Lockheed’s T-33A Shooting Star, covering its operational history with NATO, Asian and Central/South American air forces.

In Focus – Shooting Stars
There’s plenty of modelling inspiration in this two-page walk-round of Sola-Stavanger Aviation Museum’s T-33A exhibits from Mark Attrill.

Intermediate Build – Exchange Student
Tanmodel’s recent 1/72 -T-33A release gets a Gallic touch in this in-depth build by Jen Wright.

Out and About – Back With a Bang
After being cancelled due to bad weather in 2018, Peterborough’s annual model show returned and was even bigger.

Intermediate Build – Malvinas Marauder
Andy Davies combines Airfix’s re-released 1/72 A-4B Skyhawk with a Freightdog Models conversion and Xtradecal markings to create an Argentinian A-4C.

Intermediate Build – Cold War Cossack
Occasionally, size really does matter, as Massimo Santarossa discovered with Revell’s all-new 1/144 An-225 Mriya.

Intermediate Build – Delicate Scout
Toni Canfora is let loose on Tamiya’s newly-tooled 1/35 M3 Scout Car, building it as a Sicily Theatre machine.